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Knottsville in Daviess County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Leonard Knott Homestead / Knottsville, Kentucky

 
 
Knottsville, Kentucky/Leonard Knott Homestead Marker image. Click for full size.
circa Sept 2011
1. Knottsville, Kentucky/Leonard Knott Homestead Marker
Inscription.  In 1795, James Knott emigrated from Maryland to Cox’s Creek Settlement in Nelson County, Ky., as part of the “League of Catholic Families.” Born in 1797, his son Leonard married Mary M. Drury and moved to Daviess County in 1826. They settled on this site in 1827 and were founding members of St. Lawrence Catholic Church.

On this site in 1827, Leonard Knott built the first house in Knottsville. James Millay named the town in 1833 when he opened a store and post office nearby. In 1834, the name was officially set in the Kentucky Legislature by the Honorable William R. Griffith, and the town was formally laid out by Millay and Griffith in 1836.
 
Erected 2011 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2354.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1827.
 
Location. 37° 46.052′ N, 86° 53.609′ 
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W. Marker is in Knottsville, Kentucky, in Daviess County. Marker is on Kentucky Route 144, 0.2 miles west of Knottsville St Lawrence Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9964 Hwy 144, Philpot KY 42366, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pellville (approx. 4½ miles away); Hawes Family Cemetery (approx. 6.9 miles away); Home of Thomas Clay (approx. 7.1 miles away); Bethabara Baptist Church (approx. 7.4 miles away); Algernon Sidney Thruston (approx. 7.6 miles away); First Court Proceedings (approx. 8½ miles away); Uncle Tom Lived Here (approx. 8.8 miles away); George Mason (approx. 9 miles away).
 
Knottsville, Kentucky/Leonard Knott Homestead Marker image. Click for full size.
Sept 2011
2. Knottsville, Kentucky/Leonard Knott Homestead Marker
Leonard Knott Homestead / Knottsville, Kentucky Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 14, 2020
3. Leonard Knott Homestead / Knottsville, Kentucky Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 4, 2011, by Jeffrey Durbin of Gaithersburg, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,088 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 4, 2011, by Jeffrey Durbin of Gaithersburg, Maryland.   3. submitted on November 16, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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